Bike to work, day 69

August 8, 2008

I am out of my routine.  I’ve been going to bed later, waking up later, and riding slow.  I had hoped getting to bed early Wednesday would help, it didn’t.  I still cannot seem to drag myself out of bed before 5:30am.

22:30, 6.5mi
64ºF, Odo 1681mi
avg 17.4mph, max 28.3mph

Regardless of the slogging sloth-y nature of my morning, the ride was beautiful.  My aim was to have the most enjoyable ride in, and I succeded.  I was listening to Beethoven’s 7th symphony, with my arms stretched out to the sky, as I rode down a tree lined road, floating through my morning.  The sunlight caught the tops of the trees, or peaked at me between the houses.  Once I arrived on the Fidelity campus, I was further surrounded by trees.  The rich greens were overwelming.  It was a sea of shaded, living, beauty.  What an amazing world we live in!

20:41, 6.5mi
72ºF, Odo 1688mi
avg 19.0mph, max 27.8mph
*light rain

I pushed a bit, and tried counting my cadence.  When I pushed myself I was doing about 80 cycles a minute.  The bike shop guy said 90 was where I should be.  I like pushing hard for longer.  It feels like I’m getting more done than just spinning in place.